Here you will find some blog posts about our recent activities.
Cousteau Divers needs your help!
As your browse through our dive log manuals, you’ll notice that there are no photographs of fish or other marine species. This is where you can help – each week we will be holding a photo contest with prizes to the divers who submit the most photographs!
If your picture is selected, it will be published in one of the Cousteau Divelog Manuals and will help the Cousteau Divers community to identify the key species to follow during their dives!
The Canterbury School of Florida students travel to the Bahamas to SCUBA dive, snorkel, and learn about marine life and sustainable communities on the island.
The Cousteau Society and its partners returned to the field to undertake the second mission of the Red Sea Shark and Ray Conservation and Management project, and conduct wider survey on the reef ecosystem and food web.
During a two weeks mission, the research team, led by Nigel Hussey and Steven Kessel (University of Windsor – Canada), carried out state of the art research studies using a combination of techniques including acoustic tags and monitors, underwater fixed camera (BRUVS – Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations), biological sampling for food web work and visual surveys. For the first time, two members of the Cousteau Divers community were invited to join the expedition team during one week to observe and assist the scientific team
- Watch the video of the expedition HERE >>
- Meet THE TEAM >>
While Cousteau Divers has been developing and expanding, our program in the US has also been growing through our partnership with the Canterbury School of Florida and the Canterbury Venture Crew. The students participating in Cousteau Divers activities have written a few blogs about their experiences. This entry describes our summer experience testing the Cousteau Divers dive log.
On March 14, 2013, the International meeting on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) agreed to list scalloped hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini, S. zygaena, and S. mokarran), porbeagle sharks (Lamna nasus), oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus), and Manta Rays (genus Manta) on Appendix II for protection. This agreement is an important step towards better management of these threatened species, which are harvested for shark fins and manta ray gill rakers.
Donate a photo! Send your best high resolution underwater picture to us in the next 24 hours and it will be included in our 2013 book (all profit from sales will go to finance our projects!).
We're releasing a photo book before the holidays that includes:
- Cousteau archive images.
- Cousteau quotes.
- A "dive-through" of all our activities since 2009 in images.